Luxury Lodges in Queensland
Australia’s northern-most island resort, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Located at the tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is surrounded by fringing reefs, easily accessible from its 24 white sand beaches, more than 1000 hectares of national park, and ocean views from every angle. Dive or snorkel amongst coral reefs and brightly coloured tropical fish straight from the shore. Stay in one of the 40 private suites of villas and enjoy five star cuisine and indulgent spa treatments. Explore deserted beaches where the only footprints you’ll see in the sand are your own.
qualia, Hamilton Island
qualia is a place of deep sensory sophistication. Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, qualia has a choice of 60 extremely private standalone pavilions, many with private plunge pools and natural outdoor showers. You can join a multitude of water-based activities from paddle-boarding, snorkelling and diving to sailing the Whitsunday Islands. Indulge and unwind with spa treatments at award-winning Sap qualia or play a round at Australia’s only island championship golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Club.
Silky Oaks Lodge
On the mainland in Tropical North Queensland, just 20 minutes from Port Douglas is Silky Oaks Lodge. The lodge is set in 80 acres of rainforest bordering the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and overlooking the beautiful Mossman River. The Daintree is noted as the oldest living refugial rainforest on the planet and Silky Oak’s safaris and guided excursions into the rainforest are a mesmerizing part of the experience. Add to that, fine dining in a treehouse overlooking the ancient rainforest, early morning yoga classes, indulging in treatments at the Healing Waters Spa, lazy swims in the Billabong or simply enjoying the stunning forest and river vistas.
Remote... wild.... elegant, hidden in the rugged outback of North Queensland this secret outback mecca caters to only 10 guests. It is an outback oasis of luxury perched over the spectacular 300 acre Crystalbrook Lake. Only a 40 minute flight from Cairns, the lodge is in remote outback bush and is part of the historic 85,000 acre Crystalbrook Station. Remote… wild.... elegant… activities for guests staying at the lodge range from hiking trails, scenic helicopter flights, fishing, bird-watching, photography, visit to an outback pub, and much more.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Sister property, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest non-alpine mountain lodge, surrounded by 8000 acres of the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. Go bushwalking or mountain biking in a tropical rainforest, indulge at the standalone Spa Anise, enjoy outstanding dining at the restaurant or simply take in astounding views of the World Heritage Main Range National Park and surrounds.